Sherlock and New Year’s Eve

I’m about to jump into the other room for dinner and then a Sherlock Holmes game with my wife and our daughter as we count down to 2021. There are a few News Year’s Eve posts from Blog Coalition that have been done. These include MagicPreneur, Manhattan Magician and Marketer Magician. Hope your holiday season has been magic thus far and a very Happy New Year to you and yours!

Getting Along

Where Do You Find 4 Calling Birds in New York?

Technically this is the 4th Day of Christmas as depicted in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Today is the 4th day here in NYC and there are no 4 calling birds to be found, just a bunch of pigeons. Although by no means intended as substitute for 4 calling birds, we do have 3 posts at various websites to share with you. Pretty surprising they are here at all since all things on our end are supposed to be closed for the holidays and New Years. Anyway, these blog entries can be found at Houdini Day, Invent Mentalism and Magic Neighbors.

Directions for a New World

Brothers Who Made History and a Difference

Brothers who made history? No we’re not speaking of the Stamas Bros, instead we are referring to Orville and Wilbur. Who? The Wright Brothers of course. Orville and Wilbur ultimately made a difference in the lives of many by successfully flying a plane in 1903. These Bros are our jumping off point for the three posts that we have selected for you today.

Yianni Stamas



Directions for a New World

People Making a Difference Without Even Realizing it.

Education, Laughter and Clubs

Do you know, or know of, someone who is in your community and is making a difference without even realizing it? Observing someone making a difference is a wonderful thing to see. There are several blogs online that were created with good intentions and a positive purpose such as giving us education, or making us laugh or even bringing people together through a club.

Giving Us Education

USA eLearning is a blog that creates eBooks and then has them distributed via someone else to provide “How To” education.

Making Us Laugh

Bigfoot Zombie follows the escapades of Bigfoot Zombie and can sometimes make us laugh.

Bringing Us Together Through a Club

Disneyite is a club that has the mission to give Disneyites from all over the world a place where they feel they can belong.

Directions for a New World

My Mountains to Climb

Do you have a mountain to climb?

A Dream and a Reality

Strangely enough December 11th, today, is International Mountain Day. I’ll tell you why I find it odd. It is because of a dream I had last night that relates. In it I was faced with mountains to climb and the way that my life was closing in on me. I asked myself if I was going to fight for my life and climb my tallest mountains?

Designed to Take You Down

And the answer is, yes, of course. I am blessed to have much to live for in the relationships I have with family and friends. Even though like many of us, there are people willing and able to push us to the edge of the cliff. These people have mountains to hike up too but are ignoring them to fight you? Is that a productive action to take on their part? No, I believe they should stop meddling in other people’s business and instead climb their own mountains.

Aiming for Blogs

And again, yes, it is International Mountains Day and we have linked to a share from Yianni Stamas and his Blog Coalition journey that he is taking at the moment. The first entry is from NYC AIM, the apprentice program he developed.

Please NYC, Create

Next is USA Create. In this stop on his trek he examines International Mountain Day in motion now, as mentioned, December 11’s annual check-in with all of us, letting us know more about the part that mountains play in our live.


The Platinum PIAs was an awards show. And after an amazing 10 years, this event is transitioning to being under the warm care of us here at USA Make a Difference.

Directions for a New World

Stamas is Doing the Press Junket Thing

Yianni Stamas is doing the Press Junket thing, traveling through several of the blogs of the Blog Coalition and making his voice heard. This is the second day of him doing this. This is a path anyone can take when they have a message to get out. Today, December 9th, is Emmett Kelly Day. Coming up are three more sites that Stamas is visiting:

USA Online Business

Video Film Web

Art Gush